People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with beauty and truth… before their peers, both on and off the stage. Itinerant Theatre (IT) wants to make that possible. IT’s mission is to produce and perform theatrical works for artistically underserved audiences.
IT builds on its Board members’ collective experience of presenting, producing, directing, acting & writing for the theatre & other performing arts, all on a shoestring budget. IT looks forward to collaborating with other performing arts where possible.
For the 2017-18 season IT was proud to produce the 25-character play, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”, early December at the Lake Charles Little Theatre. Coffee House Theatre continued through 2017 at Stellar Beans. Coffee House Theatre is moving its site to Studio 339 at Central School A&H Center. Please stay tuned to this site’s blog and Facebook page for CHT announcements. In February 2018 IT produced two separate benefit productions written and/or edited by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues and the newly minted A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, at two locations, Sloppy’s Downtown and Central School A&H Center. Local charities Oasis and SWLA Abolitionists, plus the international non-profit, V-Day International, received ticket sales proceeds.
Upcoming during the 2018 season are:
(1) April 5-8, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange. Location: the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School A&H Center.
(2) Late spring weekend readings series of 29 new, never before read before an audience 10-minute plays and short plays — written by authors from across the USA. They wrote to the theme, Making a Difference.
(3) On Saturday, September 8, 2018 IT proudly co-hosts a 2nd evening of dinner theatre with St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at the church. Titled Louisiana Women: Leading Women, Maggie and Rosa the evening features a three-course meal with Chef Kevin Hodges and two of Carolyn Woosley’s plays, Maggie and Rosa, from her 13-play composite, Louisiana Women. Joy Pace plays both women; Carolyn Woosley directs; Michelle Cook Brunson is Technical Director.
Check Facebook, Twitter and the blog of this website for readings and productions in Year 2019.
Itinerant Theatre continues to cultivate & showcase the talents of young & old in front of & behind the curtain.